From Ketchikan to Bellingham

From Ketchikan to Bellingham

Postby djleu » Sat Aug 06, 2011 1:13 am

We are currently at Sandspit in Haida Gwaii. The blog of our trip is at: http://www.sailblogs.com/member/col/

Don and Debbie Leu
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Postby leland » Sat Aug 06, 2011 10:21 am

Don,
Thanks for allowing me to 'travel along'. I am filled with envy. We may not get Prima Donna away from the dock this summer. Still working through some health issues and neglected boat projects so 'travelling' with you is therapeutic.

bob
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Postby creditcard1 » Tue Apr 16, 2013 1:04 am

I saw your link djleu, it really interesting. You have share some very interesting things, I love to there.:)
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Postby djleu » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:27 am

We head out again, this time for 5 months, on May 8. We can hardly wait!
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Postby Tom Overs » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:43 am

Don after reading about your winter cruising I thought I would share this.......

I left 2 weeks ago for a summer in Scotland, I have based myself in a marina for 6 months and in reality its only a journey of some 250 miles by sea.

I have however added a little something to Little Ships inventory that is new.....

On the first night aboard I was so cold that I had to get up and fill a bottle (Vodka bottle dont worry I saved the Vodka!) with hot water to help warm the bed. Temperature outside was well below freezing and although the heating was warming the cabin ect, it wasn't having any effect on my bed. The condensation on the windows had turned to Ice even with the heating on. I now understand why some of you have insulated the roof ect.

The next morning I went out and bought a Hot water bottle...... something I have never used in the past ??? well lets just say a long time. :roll:

The next night was just shear luxury and decadence, getting into a warm bed was an experience I had forgotten about. Number one best buy this year so far.... £3.99 for a rubber Hot Water Bottle. Now thats cheap in boating terms.

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Postby djleu » Tue Apr 16, 2013 4:00 pm

Tom,
That is a top-of-the-list suggestion for cold weather cruising. We will be trying it next winter! It is amazing the things we forget about from earlier days! Thanks for sharing!!

Cheers,

Don
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Postby Stretch Head » Tue Apr 16, 2013 6:13 pm

I enjoyed your webpage, Thanks for sharing.
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